Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for November, Part III

NorthStar Healthcare Appoints New CEO, President 

NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. has announced the appointment of Ronald J. Jeanneault as CEO and president of the company, and the election of James F. Flaherty III as vice chairman of the Board.

Jeanneault has served as executive vice president and head of asset management of both NorthStar Healthcare and the healthcare investment division of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. since March 2012.


He has been responsible for the overall management of NorthStar’s health care real estate investment portfolio, including the implementation of development and expansion projects across all of NorthStar’s health care assets.

During his tenure, NorthStar’s combined health care assets under management have grown from $559 million in 2012 to more than $6.3 billion today, including assets currently under contract.

From June 1999 until January 2012, Jeanneault served in various positions at Sunrise Senior Living, including as senior vice president and co-head of operations.


From July 1994 to June 1999, he was the director of residential and outpatient programs for the Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Prior to 1994, Jeanneault spent four years with New Medico Health System, a private and for-profit post-acute provider of brain injury rehabilitation services.

As vice chairman, Flaherty will continue to serve NorthStar Healthcare as a director and member of the investment committees of NorthStar Healthcare’s advisor and sponsor.

“I am also very excited about Jay’s election as vice chairman, as this position will allow us to continue to receive the tremendous benefits of his advice and counsel, which are unrivaled in the healthcare industry, while allowing him to concentrate on continuing to drive the unique institutional deal flow that he and his team have been providing to the company, which sets us apart in the market,” said Daniel R. Gilbert, executive chairman of NorthStar Healthcare, in a statement.

New General Manager to Head Pennsylvania Personal Care Community

Nancy M. Napolitano has joined Spring Meadows as the new general manager of the personal care community in Lansdale, Penn.

Napolitano brings to the position more than 30 years of experience in health care leadership positions. Prior to joining Spring Meadows, Napolitano worked at Horizon Health Corporation of Texas and was the senior program director at Lower Bucks Hospital (Bristol, Penn.) for the adult behavioral health inpatient unit.

Previously, Napolitano served as program director for geriatric behavioral health inpatient units of both Holy Redeemer Hospital (Meadowbrook, Penn.) operated by Horizon Health Management and Chestnut Hill Hospital operated by Middle States Medical Management (Horsham, Penn.).

During her tenure with Lower Bucks Hospital, Napolitano received the 2011 Horizon Health Program Director of the Year award.

Napolitano also is on the board of directors of CoMans Supported Housing Inc., and volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

AARP Services Names New President, CEO

The Board of Directors of AARP Services, Inc. (ASI) announced recently that it has selected Lawrence P. Flanagan as the organization’s new president and CEO.

ASI, a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP, manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers to AARP members.

Flanagan was worldwide chief marketing and communications officer for MasterCard, where he was responsible for the “Priceless” campaign.

“Listening to customer feedback, taking it seriously and acting in a timely way to address customer concerns has been a hallmark of Larry’s success in the business world,” said ASI Board Chair Martha Dally, in a statement. “He has a keen ability to understand, interpret, and act on data analytics.”

Prior to joining MasterCard, Flanagan worked for L’Oréal USA, The Procter & Gamble Co., and started his career in the advertising agency sector. In 2008 he was named “Person of the Year” by the Ad Club of New York.

Following his retirement from MasterCard, Flanagan became executive dean of the School of Business at the University of New Haven, where he received his bachelor’s degree in marketing.

He replaces John Wider Jr. as ASI President and CEO, who earlier this year announced his intent to step down from ASI at the conclusion of his current contract.

Flanagan also is a member of the ASI Board, and he is the founder of New Tech Haven, LLC, which supports technology entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups.

Juniper Communities Welcomes New Staff Members 

In separate announcements, Juniper Communities, which operates long-term care communities, has hired three new staff members to join its teams in Colorado and Pennsylvania.

Carmy Jerome has been appointed as executive director at Juniper Village at Louisville (Colorado).

Jerome was named the Colorado Healthcare Association 2014 COHCA Spotlight on Excellence Assisted Living Administrator of the Year. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Assisted Living; and has been an active participant on the Quality Committee editing the “Guiding Principles of Assisted Living Care” and “Guiding Principles of Dementia Care.”

She has worked in assisted living memory care communities for the past five years. Prior to that she was in the restaurant business; however she had much exposure to the industry through her mother who was a nursing home administrator. As a child she volunteered at her mother’s facility and also worked as an aide during her teenage years.

Juniper Village at Louisville is home to about 52 residents living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Tierney Guarascio has been appointed to director of community relations at the two-building personal and memory care campus of Juniper Village at Huntingdon Ridge (Pennsylvania). This role consists of sales, marketing and admissions.

Guarascio discovered her love for working with the elderly while in college and working in the dietary department of another senior living community. She then went on to work as the activities director for another long-term care provider.

In her prior capacity, she interacted with residents in independent living, assisted living and memory care. During this period she completed Ageless Wisdom Geriatric Sensitivity Training through the University of Pittsburgh, and became CPR-certified.

Guarascio’s day-to-day activities include regular contact with referral sources, tracking inquiry information and timely responses to inquiries, assisting families through the admissions process, and being involved with the community at large.

Christine Heibel has joined Juniper Communities as the new director of community relations at Juniper Village at Lebanon (Pennsylvania).

Heibel will consult with potential residents and their family members to help them make decisions regarding their needs for personal care. She will work with the local hospital, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers to ensure they are familiar with Juniper’s services and work together in assisting the residents or future residents.

Additionally, she will act as the community liaison between Juniper and Lebanon, making sure everyone understands who Juniper is and the services it provides.

The LaSalle Group Names Vice President of Construction

The LaSalle Group, Inc. — which designs, develops, builds, manages and owns 36 Autumn Leaves memory care-assisted living communities — has appointed Arthur “Art” Carver as the company’s vice president of construction.

In this capacity, Carver will be responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the Construction Department, which plans and builds each of the company’s Autumn Leaves properties, as well as other business ventures.

Carver will coordinate activities on construction sites, oversee project design and aid in formulating departmental policies.

Previously, Carver was vice president of the Trades Division of Rockford Construction in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he established the company’s standalone division responsible for sales, estimating, project management and field supervision. Prior to that, he was a senior estimator at Roncelli, Inc., in Sterling Heights, Mich.

In joining The LaSalle Group, Carver brings more than 27 years of experience in all aspects of the construction industry, ranging from design and construction administration to sales and field supervision.

ABHOW Foundation, Seniority Inc. Name New Presidents

Jeff Glaze has been named president of the ABHOW Foundation, which provides financial support to residents in need. Previously, Glaze served as ABHOW’s senior vice president and chief operations manager.

Glaze first joined ABHOW, a provider of senior housing and health care in the western United States, in 1998 as vice president of financial operations.

As chief operations manager for the past eight years, Glaze partnered with the Foundation to strengthen local committees. During that time, giving to the Foundation from residents, families and team members tripled, enabling major projects such as the activities center at The Terraces of Phoenix and The Groves at Las Ventanas in Las Vegas and The Terraces of Los Gatos and The Terraces at Los Altos in California.

Glaze is an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

In addition, Joe Anderson, who had served as both president of the ABHOW Foundation and interim president of Seniority, has been named president of Seniority, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ABHOW, which provides management and consulting services to clients across the U.S.

The firm currently manages five communities, with two more scheduled to open before 2016. The company also provides sales and marketing for clients, including ABHOW communities.

After joining ABHOW in 1994 as vice president of sales and marketing, Anderson served as the founding president of Seniority from 1997 to 2005. In 2005, he became president of the ABHOW Foundation, but continued to serve Seniority as a senior consultant.

As president of Seniority, Anderson looks forward to pursuing several new goals. His objectives include further developing Seniority Spirit, the firm’s hospitality and culture formation program, for other nonprofit providers and continuing to consult in sales and marketing.

Caremerge Welcomes Terri Sullivan as Vice President of Sales

Terri Sullivan has been named as vice president of sales at Caremerge, a cloud-based care coordination platform focused on simplifying communication and forging connections between providers, payers, families and seniors.

Sullivan has more than 15 years of experience in software sales and account management, spending the last 7 years in the field of health care software.

“Terri is a highly driven executive/entrepreneur, who is passionate about technology and senior care. She has tremendous knowledge about the industry and many leaders look up to her for guidance,” said Caremerge Founder and CEO Asif Khan, in a statement.

Written by Emily Study

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